Interview: Director Educates Himself, and Audience, with Classical Dance Documentary

Sumantra Ghosal discusses how he made his film about dancer/choreographer Malavika Suarukkai, who brings a contemporary sensibility to traditional Bharatanatyam. Screening and in-person appearances at Asia Society New York on Sept. 21.

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Photo of the Day: Keeping Warm Between the Tracks in Bangladesh
An old man sits between train tracks and lights a fire to keep warm in Bangladesh on December 31, 2013. (Rakib Hasan Sumon/Flickr)
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Photo of the Day: Keeping Warm Between the Tracks in Bangladesh

An old man sits between train tracks and lights a fire to keep warm in Bangladesh on December 31, 2013. (Rakib Hasan Sumon/Flickr)

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The Xi-Modi Agenda: Centering China-India Relations on Economic Cooperation
Anubhav Gupta of the Asia Society Policy Institute considers how Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi might move forward on economic cooperation even as bilateral tensions persist on other fronts.
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The Xi-Modi Agenda: Centering China-India Relations on Economic Cooperation

Anubhav Gupta of the Asia Society Policy Institute considers how Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi might move forward on economic cooperation even as bilateral tensions persist on other fronts.

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Photo of the Day: After the Flood in Kashmir
A Kashmiri shopkeeper reacts as he sits alongside a flood-damaged garment shop at the Lal Chowk area in Srinagar on September 17, 2014. (Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images)
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Photo of the Day: After the Flood in Kashmir

A Kashmiri shopkeeper reacts as he sits alongside a flood-damaged garment shop at the Lal Chowk area in Srinagar on September 17, 2014. (Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images)

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Interview: Lahore’s Last ‘Lollywood’ Poster Artist Looks Back on a 50-Year-Career

Pakistan’s national film industry may have gone into decline, but painter Sarfraz Iqbal is still a consummate, busy professional.

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Can Xi and Modi Establish an Economic Partnership? Experts Share Their Views
Ahead of the Chinese President’s visit to India beginning Sep. 17, we asked experts for their views on how Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi might enhance economic relations between China and India amid broader geopolitical issues.
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Can Xi and Modi Establish an Economic Partnership? Experts Share Their Views

Ahead of the Chinese President’s visit to India beginning Sep. 17, we asked experts for their views on how Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi might enhance economic relations between China and India amid broader geopolitical issues.

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Photo of the Day: Floating Tranquilly in Vietnam
A boat and its occupant reflected in calm blue waters in Hoi An, Vietnam on June 11, 2014. (ilya/Flickr)
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Photo of the Day: Floating Tranquilly in Vietnam

A boat and its occupant reflected in calm blue waters in Hoi An, Vietnam on June 11, 2014. (ilya/Flickr)

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Paulson and Rudd: China’s Economic Reform Is the ‘Engine Room’ for Xi’s Political Vision

In a wide-ranging discussion at Asia Society, Henry Paulson and Kevin Rudd discussed President Xi Jinping’s vision for China, the country’s stance on climate change, its economic reform agenda, and more.

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Photo of the Day: At the Top of the World
A man counts prayer beads at the top of World Peace Monument Pokhara in Nepal on July 8, 2014. (drburtoni/Flickr)
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Photo of the Day: At the Top of the World

A man counts prayer beads at the top of World Peace Monument Pokhara in Nepal on July 8, 2014. (drburtoni/Flickr)

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'Good Morning Mr. Orwell': A Look Back at the Nam June Paik Video That Greeted 1984
Broadcast on New Year’s Day 1984, the artist’s genre-bending collage of live performances by pop musicians and avant-garde icons embodied his belief in technology’s potential to “democratize” art.
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'Good Morning Mr. Orwell': A Look Back at the Nam June Paik Video That Greeted 1984

Broadcast on New Year’s Day 1984, the artist’s genre-bending collage of live performances by pop musicians and avant-garde icons embodied his belief in technology’s potential to “democratize” art.

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